Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Dec 15 2009
DIRECTV has generated more consumer complaints to the Washington Attorney General’s Office than any other business in 2009. Since announcing our lawsuit filed yesterday, we’ve received 75 new consumer complaints about the satellite television company ...
Dec 09 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna says more needs to be done to protect consumers attempting to obtain the free credit report allowed by law. He joined 42 other state attorneys general in sending a letter this week to the Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the FTC’s proposal to help prevent deceptive marketing of “free” credit reports ...
Dec 02 2009
Our hearts were torn when four Lakewood police officers were killed this week. Many are looking for ways to donate money to help families of the victims. But some fundraisers may not be legit. ...
Nov 25 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're one of the 134 million Americans expected to take advantage of Black Friday discounts, take along this holiday shopping list -- Attorney General Rob McKenna's top 10 tips. ...
Nov 24 2009
Nearly 11,000 seniors from across Washington state were on the phone today with Attorney General Rob McKenna as part of a TeleTown Hall sponsored by AARP Washington!
Nov 19 2009
Following up on yesterday's blog post about Attorney General Rob McKenna's testimony to Congress about deceptive online sales tactics, I thought I'd share this report from the Today Show ...
Nov 19 2009
Wells Fargo will buy back an estimated $1.3 billion in auction rate securities that have been frozen since February 2008, the state Department of Financial Institutions announced yesterday.
Nov 18 2009
Shop online? If you don't scrutinize each step of the checkout process, you may end buying more than you wanted. Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna took a leading role in encouraging Congress to get tough on companies that engage in deceptive online sales tactics. ...
Nov 05 2009
Hey, business owners, are you spending too much to swipe a customer's credit card? One possible way to whittle down those processing fees is to switch from tiered pricing, which most merchants use, to "interchange plus." ...
Nov 04 2009
The U.S. House voted today to freeze credit card interest rates and fees for nine months. The bill, approved 331-92, would accelerate the February enactment date of legislation already passed by Congress that restricts when and how banks can charge credit card customers ...

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